Address Confidentiality Program (ACP)
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This section contains information regarding the Address Confidentiality Program (ACP).
The Address Confidentiality Program (ACP) is maintained by the Arizona Secretary of State and provides a way to prevent abusers and potential abusers from using public records to locate survivors of violence.
The ACP was signed into law in April 2011 by the Arizona Legislature. Those qualified for ACP are victims of any of the following:
Domestic Violence
Sexual Offenses
The ACP provides all of the following critical services:
A legal substitute for a home and mailing address. State government agencies and FAA are required to accept the substitute address as verification of their lawful address of record.
A mail forwarding service. The ACP participant’s mail is sent to the substitute address. ACP staff receives the participant’s mail and forwards it to the actual confidential address.
An ACP participant’s physical address or phone number is not asked for by FAA staff and is not placed in the case file.
The following paragraph contains important information!!Arizona Revised Statute §41-1959 makes the release of confidential information a Class 2 Misdemeanor. Any person who intentionally obtains or discloses information regarding the physical address of an Address Confidentiality Program (ACP) participant is potentially guilty of a class 2 misdemeanor.
The participant has the primary responsibility for providing verification. (See Participant Responsibilities – Providing Verification for additional policy.)
System interface that FAA has with other agencies for verification purposes may be used by FAA for some information.
NOTE System interface cannot verify every situation.
When an Address Confidentiality Program (ACP) participant provides an unexpired ACP Authorization Card, participation in ACP is verified.
When available, collateral contact verification is used to verify all of the following eligibility factors:
Shelter expenses
Utility expenses
Household composition
Legal Authorities
last revised 04/22/2024